Book of Hours

Record ID: 
76904
Accession number: 
MS M.293
Title: 
Book of Hours
Created: 
France, probably Besançon, ca. 1430.
Binding: 
French 19th century green velvet, gauffered edges; in blue morocco case lettered: Hours for Besançon Paris School - c. 1440
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1907.
Description: 
164 leaves (1 column, 15 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 195 x 142 mm
Provenance: 
Prince Napoléon sale (London, Dec. 16, 1872, not found in the cat.); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from L. Badin in Mar. 1907; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Book of hours for the use of Besançon, lacking calendar; written and illuminated in France, probably Besançon, ca. 1430.
Decoration: 19 miniatures with elaborate borders.
Artist: a follower of the Egerton Master.

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin and French
Century: 
Classification: